The first Mardi Gras Balls in Pass Christian preceded the street celebrations just as they did in New Orleans. They likely began in the late 1800's.
Krewe of Neptune 2024
The Krewe of Neptune is patterned after the old-line New Orleans krewes which are heavily based upon secrecy.
Ocean Springs 2024
The Annual Ocean Springs - Elks Mardi Gras Parade is a festive event that takes place in Ocean Springs, Mississippi during the Mardi Gras season. It typically features floats, costumes, music, and participants from the local Elks Lodge and other organizations. Mardi Gras, which means "Fat Tuesday" in French, is a traditional celebration that occurs before the start of the Christian season of Lent. The parade is a lively and colorful way to mark the occasion and bring the community together.